Skip to main content Skip to main content

Office of Field Education Faculty and Staff

General inquiries and questions about the field placement process can be directed to field@msudenver.edu.


Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
202A

Office Hours:

Spring 2018

M: 9 AM to 11 AM

Th: 2 PM to 3 PM

And by appointment

Campus Box Number:
70

Directory Profile

Bio:

Because I value learning and the pursuit of knowledge, I participate in and advocate for access to quality education and that's why I'm a social worker.


Areas of Research

Amanda is interested in work with under-served communities and promoting access to educational opportunities. She has a passion for field education within social work programs.


Biography

Amanda Campbell, MSW, LCSW earned both her BA in Psychology and MSW from the University of Denver.  Through her career, she has worked in many settings including in residential treatment with adolescent girls, as a clinical vocational counselor for adults with disabilities and spent many years in the youth development space as a counselor/case manager, volunteer recruiter and program director for Denver Urban Scholars. She has also worked as a social worker at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children. She is passionate about supporting other social workers in their development and to that end provides LCSW supervision to social workers seeking licensure and served as a field instructor for over five years. Amanda began her work as a field liaison in 2011 and has been teaching Field Experience at MSU Denver since 2013. She is excited about the opportunity to engage with students in more depth in her role as Clinical Field Faculty. Outside of work, she stays connected to the community, serving as a board member for Denver Urban Scholars and a volunteer for the Limb Preservation Foundation. One of her proudest personal achievements was summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,341 ft.), the highest peak in Africa.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
202

Campus Box Number:
70

Directory Profile


Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
202B

Campus Box Number:
70

Directory Profile

Bio:

Because I value the significance of the field placement experience and the many different types of learning it offers for developing social workers, I am a member of the field team. Because I value access to education for all, I work at MSU Denver.


Biography

Prior to joining the field team at Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2017, I was a field educator on a part-time basis for eight years, serving as a field liaison for MSU Denver and Denver University social work students.  I also provided clinical supervision (toward LCSW licensure ) for newly graduated social workers. 

I’m passionate about working with the family system and supporting desired change within the system.  I worked for many years providing counseling and direct services to at-risk youth and their families in multiple environments.  In particular, I’ve enjoyed working with families in their homes and their communities, rather than in an office environment, and that was my chosen modality for a number of years.  I also have extensive experience working with adults of all ages struggling with eating disorders, providing family therapy, and providing education to family and friends of those struggling with eating disorders



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
202

Campus Box Number:
70

Directory Profile

Bio:

Because I value creating applied learning opportunities for students I do whatever I can to support students and the Field Education Office in creating those opportunities and that’s why I’m a Field Specialist.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
202B

Campus Box Number:
70

Directory Profile


Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
202D

Office Hours:

Spring 2018

By appointment

Campus Box Number:
70

Directory Profile

Bio:

Because I value treating all people with respect and empowering people I am a Clinical Field Faculty


Areas of Research

I have been working in the field for 25 years. I have focused on children, adolescents and families. I have been a supervisor and administrator in a variety of settings. My expertise is in supervising Social Workers and Interns, training people in using Solution Focused Brief Therapy and in Suicide Prevention.


Biography

Susie Ryder, LCSW, CAC I, MAC is a Clinical Field Faculty at Metropolitan State University of Denver.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Oberlin College.  She received her Master of Social Work Degree at Smith College School for Social Work.  She worked for 7 years at Cleo Wallace Centers in various positions including Inpatient Social Worker, Residential Clinician, Inpatient Manager and Clinical Director.  Susie then continued her work with children, adolescents and families at Mental Health Partners for 16 years.  At Mental Health Partners, she was the Solution Focused Therapy trainer for the center for several years.  Her most recent job at Mental Health Partners was as the Senior Program Manager for the Prevention/Intervention and School Based Programs in the Boulder Valley and St. Vrain School Districts with oversight of 35 therapists.  She has been a Faculty Field Advisor, Admissions Reader, Integrative Seminar co-leader and Lecturer in the Continuing Education for Advanced Clinician program at Smith College School for Social Work.  She currently serves on the board of a Suicide Prevention program for adolescents and offers presentations in Boulder county on this topic. She recently become the Metropolitan State University of Denver member on the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work. 



Position Role:
Faculty

Office Location:
CN

Office Number:
201R

Office Hours:

Spring 2018

M: 10 AM to 12 PM, 1 PM to 3:30 PM

T: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

And by appointment

Campus Box Number:
70

Directory Profile

Bio:

Because I value social justice and equality for all, I stay anchored in communities of practice, and never forget where I have come from and whose shoulders I stand on. That's why I'm a social work educator.


Areas of Research

My research interests are culturally responsive behavioral health, mental health, social work, social justice, and culturally responsive training.


Biography

Dr. Darlene Sampson has joined the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Social Work, after working as a Director of Culturally Responsive Education at Denver Public Schools. Her professional goal is to infuse Culturally Responsive consciousness, pedagogy, equity infusion, and systemic change. She has been a social worker, program manager, consultant, and educator for 30+ years. Her call to teaching, consulting, and community-based practice occurred as a result of the many mentors in her life who demonstrated excellence in regard to communities of color. In addition to many professional mentors, Darlene was influenced by her nine siblings, and the spiritual foundation instilled by her parents as a young child. Dr. Sampson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation and Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Denver. Her research and published work has been focused in the areas of academic achievement specifically relating to Children of Color, Parent Involvement Programming, Culturally Responsive Social Work and Mental Health, and Culturally Responsive Curriculum and Teaching. In her spare time, Dr. Sampson travels abroad, enjoys her large extended family, loves to ride her cruiser bike, and enjoys nurturing her two grandchildren.

 



Edit this page